Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Waiting on Wednesday (13)
Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking The Spine!
This week I've picked something coming out a few days before my birthday that sounds like it has the potential for awesome. I've heard a few people question the world building, but based on the plot on Goodreads, I definitely want to give it a try. The plot strangely reminds me of The Matrix and I have no clue why. People inside The Matrix versus the "real world". Okay, ignore that, I really don't know what I'm talking about. So, let's hope the world building stands up to the awesomeness of the plot and this should be an awesome book and future series!
We know you are here, our brothers and sisters . . .
Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about what is lost-how the world went from amusement parks, movie theaters, birthday parties, fathers and mothers . . . to ash and dust, scars, permanent burns, and fused, damaged bodies. And now, at an age when everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets, Pressia can no longer pretend to be small. Pressia is on the run.
Burn a Pure and Breathe the Ash . . .
There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked. Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies. Yet Partridge, whose father is one of the most influential men in the Dome, feels isolated and lonely. Different. He thinks about loss-maybe just because his family is broken; his father is emotionally distant; his brother killed himself; and his mother never made it inside their shelter. Or maybe it's his claustrophobia: his feeling that this Dome has become a swaddling of intensely rigid order. So when a slipped phrase suggests his mother might still be alive, Partridge risks his life to leave the Dome to find her.
When Pressia meets Partridge, their worlds shatter all over again.
Ignore the weird font, Blogger is acting screwy. Anyway, PURE by Julianna Baggot comes out February 8th, 2012 from Grand Central Publishing.
What are you waiting for this Wednesday? PS, I'll be out all day, but I'll try and reply to all replies when I get home! Off to the State Fair! I need some fried candy bars in my life like...now.